An outstanding floribunda, headed for the scrap heap perhaps where commercial availability is concerned, now that Jackson & Perkins is bankrupt and headed for oblivion itself. How if you create some truly wonderful new roses, and they vanish not because of disease, or pests, but because of business deals, Wall Street rapacity, greed, overborrowing, or whatever else brought J&P down?
Let us pay it homage while we may. Know that my photos do not do the beauty of 'Honey Perfume' justice--it really is even more beautiful in person. Know also that despite the name, fragrance can be elusive, at least to this set of nostrils.
The plant is well foliated and avoids lankiness:
Rebloom is steady. Rust and mildew resistance are far above average.
I don't feel the need to say anything more except "Get it. If you can find it. If."
One of my favorites too. Rogers Gardens had them last week.ReplyDelete
Both the websites of J&P and Park seed say that it is still available.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sheila and Count T., good to hear it is still available...I may need another! :)ReplyDelete